BFK holds an Annual Strategic Planning Meeting in March and a review of Local Bicycling Developments — featuring timely presentations by community leaders — on Wednesday during Kalamazoo Area Bike Week in May.  Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team meetings are held quarterly.  “All-hands” and other public meetings covering important topics are held as needed.

Minutes and meeting notes below are from our public meetings.  Program oriented committees may meet regularly (e.g., quarterly) according to their own schedules and release meeting notes or minutes as they see best.  We strive to email minutes/notes to BFK participants one-two weeks after a public meeting during which minutes have been recorded.  Non-public meetings may not be formal; minutes are not always kept.

This page is updated as time permits to facilitate information sharing. Dates are coded in YYMMDD format.  There may be inadvertent omissions in this list.

The “Kalamazoo” in our name reflects our geographic footprint: all of Kalamazoo County and Alemena, Antwerp, Paw Paw & Waverly townships in Van Buren County.  This is the same jurisdiction footprint as our Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS).  Note that until our participants named our network “Bike Friendly Kalamazoo” (“BFK” for short), minutes reflected a more generic working name (specifically, Bike Friendly Community or BFC).

*Coronavirus Notice: Updated April 6, 2022
– BFK may meet indoors or outdoors in accordance with the recommendations of Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department and other prevailing authorities.  Face coverings are welcome in accordance with individual preference.
– The State of Michigan’s Executive Orders permit cycling as a form of outdoor exercise as long as other precautions such as social distancing are followed.
– Bicycling outdoors, where people may be widely separated, possesses different levels of viral exposure than other events in obvious ways. In addition, bicycling plays a role in maintaining and increasing beneficial fitness levels (see How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns).

Upcoming Meetings

Please Contact Us for more information about any of our upcoming meetings.

Next Quarterly Bike Program Steering Committee / Diversity & Bicycling Leaders Team – Wednesday December 7, 2022; 4-5pm (via the web for convenience)

Minutes, Notes and Related BFK Documents

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Meeting Notes 220921 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

Transforming Infrastructure For The Modern Cyclist” – Presentation by George Waring on Sept. 16, 2022 during BFK’s Fall Bike Celebration (link to Webex source; password is rQwBJzr2)

Meeting Notes 220622 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

Bicyclists Facing Traffic Crashes in Kalamazoo County from 2015 to 2019 (see also Meeting Notes 220622)

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2022 & Beyond” Presentations 220211 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week

Meeting Notes 220323  (BFK’s Annual Strategic Planning Session – incl. all Committees)

BFK Year In Review 220323 (Powerpoint presented at joint BFK Annual / Bike Program Steering Cmte / Diversity & Bicycling Leaders combined meetings)

Meeting Notes 211201 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

Meeting Notes 210922 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

“Evaluating High Visibility Enforcement of Bicycle Passing Distance Laws” 210917

Meeting Notes 210623 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

“Where MDOT Is Headed With Bicycling” 210513 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2021 & Beyond” Presentations 210512 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week

“Michigan Crash Facts 101” 210511 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week

Meeting Notes 210324 (BFK’s Annual Strategic Planning Session – incl. all Committees)

Meeting Notes 201209 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

Meeting Notes 200923 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

Meeting Notes 200624 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)

“Bike Safety in Greater Kalamazoo: How Data Reveals the Real Issues” + OHSP Walk Safe video (p 29) + Clip from LMB Roll Call video (p 32)

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2020 & Beyond” Presentations 200513

Meeting Notes 200326

Meeting Notes 200220

Meeting Notes 200116

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“Local Bicycling Developments – 2019 & Beyond” Presentations 190515

Minutes 190328

Proceedings 190228

KBW 2019 Planning Session Results – Sortable Tallies – from 180920 (List of new ideas for Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019)

Bike Week 2019 Planning Session Summary 180920

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2018 & Beyond” Presentations 180516

Minutes 180326 (See here for additional ideas for making the community more bike friendly received after these minutes were released)

Minutes 170824

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2017 & Beyond” Presentations 170517

Minutes 170119

Bike Route Funding Brainstorming Meeting Notes 160811

Minutes 160804

“Local Bicycling Developments – 2016 & Beyond” Presentations 160518

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Education Committee Notes 140312

Education Committee Notes 140212

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Route Planning Advisory Vote Results 121025

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Minutes and Brainstorm Ideas From 110908

Minutes and Brainstorm Ideas From 110818

Minutes and Brainstorm Ideas From 110712

Minutes and Brainstorm Ideas From 110602 – v110614